Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Several Old Majestic Trees In Carroll Park Fall Victime To Sandy

Carroll Park along Carroll Street
 Tree next to bocce court along Carroll Street
 Beautiful old tree in the rock garden along President Street
 A view of the same tree
 Rock garden border with fallen tree
Tree leaning dangerously along Carroll Street entrance 
(photo credit: Gary Dolan)

Just received these heartbreaking photos of Carroll Park this morning from Friends Of Carroll Park president Gary Dolan, who was up early to survey the damage.  Carroll Park lost two huge trees and one is leaning dangerously. Quite a bit of fencing was also damaged.
These trees were over a hundred years old and with them goes a bit of Carroll Gardens history.

Just a warning:  the ground is still waterlogged and more trees can come down.  All New York City Parks are still closed and people should stay out of Carroll Park.  It is too dangerous.
Also be careful of the trees lining the streets.


Becky said...

Oh that is heartbreaking!

Anonymous said...

I saw quite a few parents with their children playing in Carroll Park today. Do they not know that the park is closed? It's still dangerous in there, and you can't tell from the ground if a tree limb is cracked, seriously weakened, and in peril of crashing down on people. What ARE you thinking? Please keep your children out of the park and playground!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand that although the park gates have been locked, parents are lifting their children over the fence and then climbing over themselves. Once again, where is their common sense?

Katia said...

I have no idea. I can't believe people would take such risks, especially with their kids.